Farewell for Now explores a moment of departure. What is the journey? Will they return? Is this the end? The feeling of tenderness and compassion in this painting speaks to the resilience of the Ukrainian people in this moment of exodus and horror.
Emilie Stark-Menneg is a painter with a background in video, sculpture, and performance. She received her MFA in painting from RISD in 2019 and her BFA in combined media from Cornell University in 2007. Her work was recently featured in De Buck Gallery’s Online Viewing Room in anticipation of her solo show in Saint Paul de Vence, France, 2022. She’s had solo exhibits at Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC, Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects, NYC, Field Projects Gallery, NYC, Allouche Gallery, NYC, Makebish Gallery, NYC, Kijidome Gallery, Boston, MA, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME, and the Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity College, Unity, ME. Her installation, “Sing Me to Another Sound” was included in the 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial. Stark-Menneg has collaborated with the American poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon on several performances, including the Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial and the DeCordova Museum’s 2019 Biennial. Stark-Menneg was included in Shrubs, a group show at Night Gallery, LA, in January 2022. She was recently awarded a Surf Point Foundation Residency for 2023 in York, ME.